SAGE was featured in a Community Spotlight interview with Symphoria. The piece was featured on Symphoria's facebook page as part of a series on community organizations. Symphoria's 20-21 season, "Expect the Unexpected" is coming up -- find out more and see the interview here.
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Ovarian Cancer & Prostate Cancer Awareness
The most common risk factor for Prostate Cancer is age -- the older you are, the greater the chance. Also, African-American men and men who have a family history of Prostate Cancer are at higher risk. Different people have different symptoms for prostate cancer. Some men do not have symptoms at all.Some symptoms of prostate cancer are difficulty starting urination, weak or interrupted flow of urine, frequent urination, especially at night, difficulty emptying the bladder completely, pain or burning during urination, blood in the urine or semen, pain in the back, hips, or pelvis that doesn’t go away, and painful ejaculation. Any man could get it -- talk to your doctor to see if screening is right for you.
Find out more about Prostate Cancer at the CDC here.
Most women who get Ovarian Cancer are not in a high risk group. There is no simple test to detect it, so it's especially important to recognize the warning signs and learn how to reduce your risk (see table). When ovarian cancer is found early, treatment works best. Ovarian cancer often causes signs and symptoms, so it is important to pay attention to your body and know what is normal for you. Symptoms may be caused by something other than cancer, but the only way to know is to see your doctor, nurse, or other health care professional.
Find out more about Ovarian Cancer at the CDC here.
Think about falls prevention ...
It could change your life
We know that having a fall can change your life -- but worrying about it can have an effect too.
Find out more in this slideshow.